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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

soldiers, private contractors are perceived as being motivated by “compensation in excess”—as people who, much like the mercenary, go to war without ideological and sacrificial ideas ( Taussig-Rubbo 2009: 106 ). Lacking the sacrificial component, their

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

struggle over ethnicity, Catholic missionary power, and higher education as a source of ideas and ideologies fueling ethnic tension and genocide. During the genocide, Butare “suffered the highest proportion of deaths of any single province” (35). In late

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Amanda J. Reinke

complete observer. Marrying nonparticipant and participant observation in this context often illuminated differences between practitioners’ ideological positioning in trainings and public discourse with their on-the-ground practices. In several cases, the

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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

(theological and philosophical) that accompanied not only the attacks on material objects, but also the defense of images by those who opposed the iconoclasts. 1 The crises in both cases might be seen as a fundamental clash of ideological positions brought

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Performance, Power, Exclusion, and Expansion in Anthropological Accounts of Protests

Aet Annist

about revealing the weakness of the opposition. Protests expand beyond topics and ideological or realm-specific borders. They are also capable of expanding in space. On the surface, exceptional events occupy space exceptionally: for a time, places with

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

the mid-twentieth century onward, conservative, national elites supported the military government (1964–1985) in its efforts to quash egalitarian ideologies and the spread of socialism in Brazil. During these decades, military police departments were

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

? If, as has been argued, the acquisition of religious ideas, ideologies, and mythologies initially stems from a commitment to ritual behavior rather than the other way around ( Boyer 1990 ; Rappaport 1980 ), should we not recognize that critical

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Therese Sandrup

-Oriented Perspective on Radicalization and the Escalation of Political Conflict . London : Routledge . CI (Change Institute) . 2008 . Studies into Violent Radicalization, Lot 2: The Beliefs, Ideologies and Narratives. Brussels: European Commission . Crenshaw

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Using International Criminal Law to Resist Transitional Justice

Legal Rupture in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Mikael Baaz and Mona Lilja

rather “problem-solving” in character and often focus on its effectiveness. What is largely missing, however, is any substantive engagement with various blind spots and complicities of international criminal law, including ideology, imperialism, struggle

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The Many Faces of the State

Living in Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Nasir Uddin and Eva Gerharz

state institutions to emphasize the congruence of a Bengali-Muslim society and the nation. This ideological position has had severe consequences for the continuation of societal hierarchies along ethnic and religious lines, which have also become